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Friedman, Zaidi Given Major Credit For Dodgers' Return To World Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

The Dodgers on Thursday night advanced to the World Series and while the money spent on the team's payroll "surely helped," the club "truly ascended into the realm of the elite" when they hired President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and GM Farhan Zaidi , according to Jared Diamond of th...

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